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Supporting mental health of front-line health professionals

By Arthur C. Evans Jr Every night, thousands of New Yorkers step out on their balconies and break into a round of applause as the...

How to disclose a medication incident to your patient: A suggested approach

By Grant Fuller and Certina Ho Every patient has the right to be informed when an incident associated with medication therapy has occurred. Healthcare...

Putting staff wellness in focus

By Darryl Mathers Providing exemplary care to people living with mental illness is a responsibility everyone at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario...

Caring for each other: The Peer Support Program

Interprofessional staff working in the emergency department (ED) are exposed to repetitive traumatic adverse events throughout their careers, resulting in decreased physical and mental...

A closer look at nonvisible disabilities

According to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, 1 in 5 Canadians between 25-64 years of age have at least one disability. That means...

Creating a safe space: Psychological safety of healthcare workers

By Markirit Armutlu The Canadian Patient Safety Institute has created a comprehensive guide and toolkit that provides Canadian healthcare organizations with the resources they...

Finding solutions to workplace violence

By Michael Rosenberg and Jana Bartley ‘Ann’ is an emergency room nurse at a busy downtown hospital.  She is approximately 5 feet 1 inch tall...

Workplace violence: What we’ve learned

 By Henrietta Van hulle An emergency room nurse is attacked by a patient. She is punched, kicked and threatened. On top of her physical ailments,...

Supporting employee mental health at Ornge

Working Mind First Responders program geared to helping the helpers By Courtney Kraik Paramedics, firefighters and police officers are often the first on scene in the...

How safe is our care?

By Anne MacLaurin, Virginia Flintoft, Wayne Miller and Alex Titeu All healthcare leaders, providers, patients, and the public should wrestle with a fundamental question:  How...

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